How often do you start something, realise that you aren't happy with it but plough on regardless?
This was the case in point for me yesterday. Jess had asked for a hat with a heart on it. No problem. I duly cast on - I'd finished those socks so it was ok - I like to knit hats in the round, no seams. What I hadn't factored in was that when doing intarsia in the round your yarn ends up in the wrong place. I googled to see if it was possible, and there are various options but I decided to go with bringing the yarn back and then catching in the floats. This is where I should have stopped and knit it flat. But no I ploughed on. Adding to the problem was that the heart I chose ended up being HUGE, even at that point I carried on. Stubborn or what? I made the decreases, added the bobble and threw it on the floor. Went to bed. This morning I picked it up, showed it to hubby who didn't respond in the normal way - he normally loves the things I make - I knew I'd gone wrong this time. So an afternoon and evening wasted to end up with this
At least I can selvedge the bobble!
Here are my autumn socks
On a brighter note I have been to Thursday Flower Club this morning. I did struggle a bit with my arrangement (not feeling on top form having been trying to fight off a cold all week), not being keen on very high arrangements, but ended up seeing the merit to it. Lots of lovely poppy heads and dried alliums, chinese lanterns for a vibrant pop.
This afternoon, do I, start another hat or do the pile of ironing that has my name on it? Its raining so outside activity is off limits..